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Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
've had voters standing in line for seven or eight hours in florida. we've had the secretary of state of ohio making last-minute decisions that are very questionable. you know, i heard our colleague andrea mitchell today call these lines to vote a poll tax and that's what we should all be talking about. if it was not for their efforts to suppress our vote, we would be sipping tea and talking about cricket today, but these things concern me and i think we're going to have a conversation after, i hope, the president is re-elected about how to guarantee people equal protection of their voting rights. >> it is absolutely staggering. joining us now is professor michael eric dyson who is in chicago. professor dyson, messrs. romney and ryan suggest re-electing the president will threaten the judeo-christian foundations of america, as you know, but isn't the truth that if we don't re-elect this president, then 50 million people will lose their health care, 23 million americans will lose the only assistance they have, and when they repeal dodd/frank, wall street just down the road from here wi
Nov 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
in florida. early voters were forced to wait up to seven hours. when election officials decided to open doors on sunday to accommodate voters discouraged by the long lines, democrats had to file a lawsuit after the republican mayor ordered them closed. joining me now from washington is karen finney a former dnc director, msnbc political analyst. and here with me is the great eugene robinson. welcome to both of you. gene, these long lines in florida are there because rick scott decided to cut the early voting days almost in half. 2.5 million people have voted early. yet we're expected to believe this has got nothing to do with politics. what is this man doing? >> well, there are two american traditions here at work. one is vote k problems in florida. this is something we like to do. and the second is republicans trying to restrict the franchise. if you can narrow the electorate and keep those democratic people, the system and throughout this election cycle we're seeing more of it. >> eugene, you use a voice that sounds accepting. this is appalling. >> i don't mean to. it is appalling. we've se
Nov 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. down two in his absolute must win florida. six, seven, eight years of campaigning and it's come down to this. romney still combing through the president's speeches trying to find anything that he might tether his message to, this time a line best served cold. >> yesterday the president said something you may have already heard, that i found troubling. spoke to an audience and said voting is the best revenge. he's asking us -- he is asking his supporters to vote for revenge. i'm asking you to vote for love of country. >> oh, for the love of christmas, three days to go. let's get right to our panel. with me here at democracy plaza is professor james peterson of lee high university, nbc contribute ari and little li gill of the excel alliance. ari, the fact that romney is still desperately trying to find a zinger from the president's speech indicates there's a problem, isn't there? he's just not winning. >> it is a bad sign if you're playing these kind of word games this close to the end. you want to be making a big, bold closing argument. that's not what you're seeing from the romney ca
Nov 8, 2012 1:00pm PST
landslide, when florida is counted, the president will have somewhere on the order of i think 336 electoral votes. >> i think closer to 332. >> 332, sorry. >> that math is correct. >> in the senate where everyone expected democrats to lose seats, 2k789s picked up seats. in the house democrats actually won a majority of the popular vote. republicans are losing every single demographic except for white men. they're losing women, losing nonwhite voters, they're losing the youth. this would be a great strategy if you were joe mccarthy in the 1950s running for president. but it's hardly a strategy in the year 2012. and the fact of the matter that the republican leaders by their rhetoric don't get this, it's like the inmates in charge of the asylum. what the republican party needs to do is look what happened in the easterly lir 1990s with bth w bill clinton who was able to stand up to the extreme left parts of the democratic base and say we are going to move towards the center. we were going to move toward where the american electorate was. the republican leaders right now do not -- they have an
Nov 20, 2012 1:00pm PST
the confederacy except for florida and virginia, it's exactly the same. that coalition retains to this day that's the regional party they're becoming. very interesting piece in the new yorker talking about the potential for texas to become blue in the next few cycles, and if that happens, then the democrats start over 270, i think jonathan can do the math in his head, and forget it. then you're just a minority party we would study in political science classes. >> this afternoon you and i were discussing some things that have been part of this republican campaign and we talked about the jim crow era. >> uh-huh. >> how much of that rhetoric has been as it were reignited this time around. >> it was full of it this time. i think if you look at the bush campaign, the bush years, did he a lot of things badly, but he was embracing of latinos. he wasn't overtly in terms of rhetoric negative toward blacks. i think he took it to a much more subtle level. romney brought it back. he's making birtherism jokes, sending john sununu out in say crazy things, rick santorum saying whatever he said about blah peop
Nov 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
that this karl want a network to reverse a call in florida in a prior election. you know,#c and then -- you kno could not for the life of me fathom someoneh after a landslide like this. joy and i talked about this, i did another show some weeks ago and said the president would get 30 0-plus electoral votes, as many as 330. everyone on that panel laughed me off as irrelevant and silly. and last night as the returns came in, this race was never close. it was never going to be the model that karl rove thought it was. certainly never was going to be on the model that dick morris thought it was. here is the clencher. they modeled this on 78% white turnout. >> yes. >> it was 72%. so white america is shrinking. they haven't come, you know, really to grips with that. >> joy, there are so many flaccid bags of toxic waste on the republican side at the moment. we have donald trump and, of course, the revolting john s iin he talks, dick morris and he said, i'm quoting, i predicted a romney landslide and instead we ended up with an obama squeaker. that's an obama squeaker. he's at 303, he could be at 330 w
Nov 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
that led to petraeus' downfall. it all started in early june when a florida woman named jill kelley pictures here with her husband, petraeus, and his wife, alerted agents to e-mails she described as e-mails. they told kelley, a petraeus family friend, to stop socializing with generals. those anonymous e-mails led investigators to paula broadwell and evidence of the affair. now some lawmakers are asking why the fbi didn't inform them or the white house sooner. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. this is something that could have had an effect on national skur security. i think we should have been told. >> it seems this was going on for several months, and yet now it appear that is they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> adding to the headache and the controversy, petraeus was set to testify at a closed door hearing on the benghazi attack on thursday. with acting director michael morell now going in his place. lawmakers continue to insist that they want to hear from petraeu
Nov 14, 2012 1:00pm PST
for early voting in florida. he says he will not concede defeat to his democratic opponent. the reason, alleged ballot irregularities among those who voted early. for the record, he lost. yes, by a small amount. in the unofficial final count, not by an enough to trigger a recounted. it was his governor, rick scott, who tried to do great harm to early voting, cutting the number of days almost in half. the thinking went, long lines would so diminish democratic turnout as to secure a republican win. instead, we see today a democratic president with a mandate and a loser of the most expensive house race this cycle with a very ironic complaint about unfairness in florida's early voting. frankly, it serves you right, sir. stay with us. the day's "toplines" are coming up. [ female announcer ] you can make macaroni & cheese without freshly-made pasta. you could also cut corners by making it without 100% real cheddar cheese. but wouldn't be stouffer's mac & cheese. just one of over 70 satisfying recipes for one from stouffer's. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure
Nov 21, 2012 1:00pm PST
arizona that arizona could gain 20,000 jobs and $1 billion in revenue, states like florida could gain $100 million in revenue because of monies they don't have to put into their own health care system and increased economic activity this would bring to the state, this is absurd and irrational position. there's only one reason republican governors are doing this. it is because they don't want to be primaried. this goes to the central issue for republicans. are they going to tell the crazy in the primary, the extreme right that have created a minority status for this party, that the positions they want the party to hold are ungovernable, they cannot win elections? are they going to stand up to them the way they didn't stand up to rush limbaugh, the way they didn't stand up to donald trump, stay rational positions or let the inmates be in charge of the asylum -- >> hoeld on -- >> hold on -- >> i'll let you respond in a moment. the other point i want to make is also in the days since the election we've been hearing about wanting to be the kindler, gentler republican party and say we care about
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
not just in florida but a number of states that just happened to be states where we saw the highest amount of growth in african-american and the latino populations, a, and, b, many of the laws and many of the rule changes were very much i think as this piece points out targeted to the kinds of things that they know benefit democratic turnout like early voting, voting on sundays, expanding voting hours. that obviously impacts low income people and black and brown people, democratic voters the most. quickly what i would say is overall i think we need a whole new conversation on protecting our constitutional right to vote. it cannot be about do you have the right i.d. or not. it has to be about how do we make sure -- if we're going to make sure everybody gets to boi a gun, let's make sure everybody gets to vote. >> ari, to that point the president won florida so what's the problem? >> that is the way, unfortunately, the way a lot of she's issues play out. throughout american history democracy here has not only been about who to vote for, it's been about who gets to vote. this is an important
Nov 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
mr. hustad in ohio, the governor in florida. all they did was inspire democrats to come out and vote. >> the romney campaign made two mistakes in terms of polling. the one was they had this almost religion thought that the young voters, minority voters would not turn out. one thing we didn't talk about enough during the election is a lot of people really like barack obama, particularly among the youth and minority voters and a lot of white voters as well really like barack obama. so they missed that. they seemed to think voting in '08 was an aberration and a fluke. that was a wrong assumption. the second thing they missed was a lot of polls, even some of the polls nbc did showed republican enthusiasm was a little higher than democratic enthusiasm in some states. the campaign took that to mean the democrats weren't going to turn out. some tea partiers were really excited but a lot of democrats were just as excited. >> right. karen, into today's "new york times" timothy egan writes, if you believe in climate change, finding a path to citizenship for millions of hard working hispanics,
Nov 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
over the phone that are intimidating. in florida similar tactics targeting black and hispanic voters but there are also deceitful actions at actual polling stations. >> absolutely. there have been reports in colorado and also earlier in nevada of people also tearing up voter registration forms if you didn't register republican. you also have people coming up to individuals who are trying to do early vote asking them for their i.d. even though they have no right to ask them for their i.d. there have been reports of people filming people going in and out of polling locations. we have heard some stories about both during the voting reg strak process and we're hearing it's going to happen again on election day of intentionally starting fights, intentionally creating a ruckus so if you get there and the line is long and there's a fight going on, you know, anything they can do to make it harder for to you stand there and vote. >> from your perspective, how does an he will telderly persons up without formal photo i.d. copes when a young person who appears to be professional approaches them
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